2015-2016 Camp Schedule

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2015-2016 Camp Schedule

Being an effective leader is all about making a difference in the lives of others!

Leadership is the #1 skill deficiency that teens lack, as per the studies conducted by The Partnership for 21st Century Skills. “Leveraging the strengths of others to achieve common goals; using interpersonal skills to coach and develop others.”

Camp S.W.A.G. is proud to offer a three-day leadership camp for students 12-18 years of age. We are committed to empowering, inspiring and educating teens by creating a positive environment where teens can make new friends, discover new worlds and take full advantage of their unique leadership abilities and maximize their potential to make a positive difference in the world. Teens will leave this leadership camp with a new-found sense of respect not only for each other, but also for one’s self and one’s environment. Leadership Certificates will be issued to all campers the end of the camp session.

Camp Activities May Include the Following:

Kayaking, Canoeing, White Water Rafting, Challenge/Rope Courses, Horseback Riding, Archery, Team Sports, Hiking, Backpacking, Zip Line, Swimming, Arts & Crafts, Nature Exploration, Fire Rings & Camp Fires

Educational Activities May Include the Following:

Leadership Development, Team Building, Speakers, Entrepreneurial Workshops, S.T.E.M. Based Activities, Financial Workshops, Nature Exploration, Community Service, Music, Out-of-State Field Trips, In-State Field Trips

The only thing your camper needs to bring is their imagination, sense of adventure, willingness to make new friends and an open mind. Leave the rest to us!

 


Field Trips to Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC

Smithsonian

 

 

Go Ape Zip Line

 GoApe - Live Life Adventurously

 

AND

Carowinds Theme Prrk

 

September Session

Session One and Session Three are Smithsonian Field Trip Weeks

Session

Dates

Rate

Session One

September 7th – September 11th

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Smithsonian Field Trip Week

$800*

Session Two

September 14th – September 18th

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Out-of-Town Field Trip TBD

$800*

Session Three

September 21th – September 25th

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Smithsonian Field Trip Week

$800*

Session Four

September 28nd – October 2th

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Out-of-Town Field Trip TBD

$800*

 *There is a $90 one-time administrative fee, please Camp Cost and Fees below.

FOR SECURITY REASONS, ALL CAMPERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR CAMP S.W.A.G. T-SHIRTS DURING CAMP HOURS.

Summer Camp

 


Session One and Session Three are Smithsonian Field Trip Weeks

Smithsonian

September 2015 Daily Schedule

Session One & Session Three Schedule

Day

Camp Hours

Activity

Monday

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Go Ape Zip Line Adventure Field Trip*** (Must be at the Drop-Off Location at 8:30 am, the bus leaves promptly at 8:50 am)

Tuesday

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Volunteer Day

Wednesday

5:00  am – 11:00 pm

Smithsonian Institute Out-of-State Field Trip**** (Must be at Drop-Off Location at 5:00 am, the bus leaves promptly at 5:20 am)

Thursday

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Leadership Activities and Camp Activities

Friday

7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Carowinds Amusement Park In-State Field Trip*****(Must be at the Drop-Off Location at 7:00 am, the bus leaves promptly at 7:20 am)

**Extend Day is available, please see Extended Day Camp Hours and Fees below

FOR SECURITY REASONS, ALL CAMPERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR CAMP S.W.A.G. T-SHIRTS DURING CAMP HOURS.

Summer Camp

Campers Should Bring Insect Repellant & Sunscreen (waterproof)

 


Please print and fill out the Camper Forms:

Please submit completed forms no later than the August 15th before camp begins. Forms can also be submitted via email to Submit Forms or mail to the following address:

Camp S.W.A.G.
Camp Forms
P. O. Box 3392
Cary, NC 27519

ALL FORMS ARE DUE FIVE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE YOUR SELECTED CAMP BEGINS.



*Camp Cost and Fees

Camp tuition is $800 plus a one-time non-refundable administrative fee of $90 totaling $890 for the 2015 Camp S.W.A.G. Five Day Leadership Camp. Camp tuition includes all field trip cost, required t-shirt (only 1 t-shirt is provided, you will have to pay $17.50 for all lost, stolen or additional t-shirts), food (excluding breakfast on the days that camp begins at 8:30 am. On those days we only provide snacks later in the morning), snacks and drinks. Sign-up for Camp S.W.A.G. Membership and receive a discount on all camp tuition.

All youth must be 12 years of age at the start of your selected camp date and cannot be older than 18 years of age. If your youth is 18 years of age, he/she must be a current high school student.  FOR SECURITY REASONS, ALL CAMPERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR CAMP S.W.A.G. T-SHIRTS DURING CAMP HOURS.

**Extended Day Camp Hours and Fees

Morning Extended Day  – is offered from 7:30 am – 8:30 am and is available for $20 per day or $50 for three-days.

Afternoon Extended Day  – is offered from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm and is available for $30 per day or $75 for three-days.

Please contact us if your child needs Extended Day Camp accommodations. Please visit the  Leadership Camp Registration Form page to pay the necessary fees, if applicable.

After Camp Late Pick-Up Fee

Families who do not register for the extended day, but who pick up their children after 5:30pm, will be assessed a $50 late pickup charge that must be paid prior to the camper’s next day of camp. This is also applicable for extended day families who do not pick up by 6:30pm. If you are running late, please extend the courtesy of a phone call to us. Please allow yourself enough time, and plan accordingly for the traffic.

If you fail to pick your son/daughter up within 10 minutes after we arrive in the Raleigh-Durham area during field trip days, you will be charged a $50 late fee. On field trip days you will be contact via telephone approximately one hour prior to our arrival to the Raleigh-Durham area and a second time when we arrive at the drop-off location by Camp S.W.A.G. staff or your son/daughter. Please be on time to pick up your son/daughter, as these are very long days for your son/daughter and the Camp S.W.A.G. staff.

Please refer Extended Day Camp Hours and Fees for more information.” Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at (919) 443-5866.

Visit Financial Assistance is you need to apply for a Financial Need Based Scholarship or give us a call at (919) 443-5866.

Cancellation Policy

If a cancellation is necessary, payments, less a $90 administrative fee, are refundable if written notice is received prior to August 1st of 2015 Leadership Camp. No refund will be given for cancellations after August 1, 2015 for 2015 Leadership Camp. Any cancellation made after August 1st, for 2015 Leadership Camp will be provided a tuition credit, minus the $90 administrative fee, towards the following summer tuition for your camper. That credit is only available for one year, and can be transferred to a sibling, but not to another family or camper. There are no refunds for late arrival, early departure or disciplinary dismissal from camp.

If for some reason camp has to be canceled or is full and your child is unable to attend, you will be provided a full refund.

If you have questions, please give us a call at (919) 443-5866 or email Camp.

Refund Policy

  • All refund requests must be received in writing by August 1, 2015 for 2015 Three Day Leadership and 2015 Five Day Leadership Camp’s. Requests can also be emailed to campregistration@cswag.org or mailed to Camp S.W.A.G., P. O. Box 3392, Cary, NC 27519.
  • 100% refund/credit/transfer if Camp S.W.A.G. cancels program.
  • Refund/credit/transfer received after August 1, 2015 for the 2015 Leadership Camp’s will not be granted.
  • A credit my be used by another family member on the same registration account.
  • Non-attendance/Non-participation in a program or activity does not entitle a patron to a refund.
  • Refunds for medical reasons requested prior to the start date of a program/rental/team placement will be granted at 100% and are subject to verification.
  • Outdoor facility usage canceled due to inclement weather may be rescheduled pending space availability.

***Go Ape Policies

Please visit Go Ape Treetop Adventure and Go Ape Treetop Adventure Waivers. You will be required to sign a Camp S.W.A.G. contract stating that you have read the Go Ape Policies/Information and discussed them with your son/daughter and signed the applicable Go Ape waivers.

Supervision:  One participating adult (18+) is required to supervise up to two 10-15 year olds. 16-17 year olds do not require a supervising adult, but do require a waiver signed by their legal guardian or an adult (18+) who has obtained permission from the 16-17 year olds legal guardian.

For 16-17 year olds, we recommend printing the waiver at home and bringing a signed copy to Go Ape. We recommend you give the signed forms to Camp S.W.A.G. so we can present them to Go Ape, as we are less likely to lose or misplace the forms.

“What happens in bad weather?

Go Ape is an excellent all weather activity! Rain makes the course muddier than usual – which all adds to the fun! Don’t be scared of going ape when it’s hot either. The course is shaded by the forest canopy and is several degrees cooler and drier than you’d expect. Plus, there are water stations throughout the course to keep you hydrated!

The course remains open in all weather conditions, except when it is icy, thundering, or during lightning. See cancellation policy below for more details regarding weather cancellations.

Hot Weather: Go Ape is a highly physical activity. Prepare yourself by eating well beforehand and make sure you’re hydrated. Water is provided on the course, so drink up!”1

Please make sure your camper eats a good healthy breakfast, as we will only be providing snacks in the morning.

****Smithsonian Policies

Please visit Smithsonian Security and Policies. You will be required to sign a Camp S.W.A.G. contract stating that you have read the Smithsonian Security and Policies information and discussed it with your son/daughter.

Food Policy for Groups:

Food and drink other than bottled water are not permitted inside the museums. Groups are encouraged to eat on their buses or to use the picnic areas at the Mall.

Security Screening:

All bags/backpacks will be checked by Security. Please try to limit the number of bags brought into the museum to help expedite your entry.

*****Carowinds Policies

Please visit Carowinds Policies. You will be required to sign a Camp S.W.A.G. contract stating that you have read the Carowinds Policies/Information and discussed them with your son/daughter.